Hosts: Mike Ogle and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
In this episode of the Supply Chain Careers Podcast, we talk with Steve Harrington, the Industry Liaison for the National Center for Supply Chain Automation, and his role managing a national leadership team of supply chain executives and logistics industry stakeholders. Steve shares his supply chain career journey, starting from working on the warehouse floor to working his way up into leadership, then to establishing a Southern California Logistics Industry Association. Steve talked with us about the evolution of automation and the forces creating a need for supply chain technicians, a career pathway that combines aspects of traditional industrial mechanics, with information technology and highly computerized controls to support modern and future needs for reliable high volume and fast response supply chains. Steve also talks about volunteering, connecting people, and how supply chain leaders are working with community colleges and technical schools around the country to create sustainable talent supply chains.
Steve Harrington Bio:
Steve Harrington is the Industry Liaison for the National Center for Supply Chain Automation. In this role, he is responsible for the development and oversight of a national industry leadership team consisting of supply chain executives and logistics industry stakeholders. He has 28 years of experience in supply chain operations most recently as the West Coast Logistics Manager for the Perrigo Co., a Fortune 500 generic drug manufacturer. Steve is past President and Chairman of the Distribution Management Association of Southern California (DMA), a 250 member logistics industry association he developed, organized, and led. He is a two-time “Spirit of the Entrepreneur” award winner for his work in the field of economic development. He is a graduate of Cal State University Fullerton with a degree in Business Administration.